Sevi Gets It right

The Daily D runs an article today commenting on student awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Beyond asking the inane question as to whether “[student] efforts will lead to action or simply more discussion” (unless activists are enlisting in the Israeli army or one of the PA’s security forces, the former seems unlikely), the article posits that “Dartmouth students appear to be following a national trend of political activism that might end years of seeming insouciance.”

I thought language like that was supposed to stay on the editorial page.

To the point, however, the premise of this article highlights an all-too-common misconception of Dartmouth’s social dynamic. “Seeming insouciance” isn’t quite right.

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